World Women Economic Forum

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19 Sep 2011
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The World Women Economic Forum (WWEF) 2011 will be a high profile and highly informative two-day forum that features expert insights and interesting case studies on various current issues affecting women economic empowerment. Statistics show that women perform 2/3 of the world’s work force and the fact further reinforces the powerful impact of women in the economy. However despite covering a large majority of the world’s work force, women only earn 10% of the world’s income.

The Woman Economic Forum 2011, in its 3rd edition, will be held under the theme "Women's Economic Empowerment". It will discuss challenges and obstacles facing the economic development of women in the region. The forum will improve the investment environment and the economic role expected by women, and explores her opportunities and potential contribution in the Eastern Region. It will involve a selection of specialists speakers in the Arab world in which will address a number of important issues concerning the status of women and their economic role. The forum highlights issues that have contributed in reducing the amount of women's participation in local investments, noting that forum will reveal obstacles impeding investment work for women, most notably the confusion between legislation and traditions as well as ways of creating competitiveness.